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Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association

Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD)

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Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD)

  • Lumpy skin disease is a viral disease of cattle and water buffalo that causes relatively low mortality.
  • LSD can result in animal welfare issues and significant production losses.
  • LSD  is spread primarily by biting insects such as certain species of flies, mosquitoes and possibly ticks. It does not pose a risk to human health.
  • Infection typically causes an acute disease with fever, depression, and characteristic skin nodules. There may also be a marked reduction in milk yield as well as abortion in pregnant animals.

For more information,

Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline: 1800 675 888



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